Netizens have been praising ITZY'S Lee Chaeryeong for her patience to debut under JYP. The idol first appeared in survival show Kpop Star 3 along with her older sister Chaeyeon, aged just 11. Both sisters in 2014 became trainees under JYP entertainment and appeared on its survival show 'Sixteen' a year later in 2015.
Both sisters failed to make the lineup, with Chaeryeong being eliminated in the shows final. By 2017, Chaeryeong was the only eliminated trainee along with Jeon Somi who stayed with the company, with Chaeryeong making an appearance in 2017's Stray Kids’ Survival Show. With Jeon Somi's departure from the company in 2018, it left Chaeryeong as the only Sixteen eliminated contestant left with the company.
With Chaeryeong waiting a lengthy 5 years to debut under the company, many netizens have taken to her M/V behind the scenes video to praise her for staying with the company so long:
- "She just kept training all these years, while her friends like Somi, her sister, Jiwon were all debuting and becoming a star. So to see her finally debut, I just wish all the best for her."
- "Chaeyeon ilysm your patience and hard work are finally paying off"
- "I think she is one patient JYP trainee...despite not being able to be in TWICE's final lineup...she still manages to train harder...and she did it, she made her wish come true"
- "She has worked so hard and waited so long for this"
We congratulate Chaeryeong for her debut! What do you think about Chaeryeong patience throughout the years?